But with all the changing technologies and innovation, newer models are being introduced to the market everyday as demand changes and technology is improved. This leads to a surplus of old, used, or discarded electronic and mobile devices.
The surplus of old and discarded electronics is a problem for our surrounding Eco-systems and the environment as a whole. This is because cell phones and other electronic devices contain hazardous metals and materials that are not biodegradable and harmful for the Earth. Common toxic substances found in such commodities include cadmium, poly vinyl chloride, nickel beryllium, zinc, lead, and even arsenic!
Cell phones make up 65 tons of toxic materials discarded in landfills each year, and that number continues to grow! These toxic substances, materials, and chemicals pollute the ground soil, local water supplies, and even the air if burned in junkyard incinerators. This is a major environmental concern, but fortunately, there is a solution. That solution is recycling! Recycling these materials is the only responsible and effective method to discarding such toxic substances.
Cell Phone RecyclingCell phones and all other electronics are recyclable! There components can be dismantled for parts replacements and repairs, or melted down to create new commodities. Simply contact a local cell phone repair service for information on recycling cell phones, computers, laptops, and more. Some companies even pay cash for goods in decent condition.
We can improve this exponential problem and reverse its dangerous affects and growing numbers by committing to better recycling habits when it comes to electronics and cell phones. Currently, only three or four percent of society is recycling such commodities. Let’s increase this number and protect our Earth, Eco-system, and environment for years and years to come by recycling old or broken electronics and phones today!